Here’s another Blog by a Mississauga Chiropractor….
On November 12, 2011, I participated in the Casablanca 8K race in Grimsby, Ontario. This race was in tribute to the late Jerry Friesen who was the race director of the Subaru Running Series. Jerry sadly passed away a couple weeks earlier during one of his morning runs. Many of my Nomad Running club members came out this windy morning to participate in both the 3K and the 8K race.
Coming into the race, I wasn’t expecting to do a very fast time. My past couple races had been pretty mediocre, and my training has been in cruise control. I met up with fellow Nomads, Steven, Ryszard and Sean before the race and we decided to try to work the race together. A 4 min/km was the pace that we agreed upon. I was just hoping to hang on.
Before the race, the national anthem was played while the Canadian Flag was raised, in honour of Remembrance Day. And then the race began. I stayed with Steven, Ryszard & Sean for the first 2km of the race. Then Sean turned off his watch and told us that he would slow down since he wasn’t fully recovered from his New York Marathon PB of3:06, the weekend before.
I stayed with Steven & Ryszard for the next kilometre until my pace started to slow dramatically. I slowed down to a 4:23 min/km when Sean caught up to me and asked me how I was feeling. I told him that I was pain free, but I was surprisingly getting tired and feeling heavy. I told him to go on without me. At 5km fellow Nomads Will & Surat caught up to me. I was feeling better and decided to tag on behind them. Then at 6km I was able to shift into another gear and speed up. I powered home for the last 200m.
At the end all the Nomad runners congratulated each other and posed for a group photo. Overall, it was a great time. Happy Running!
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